About Mary

“Life without purpose is an empty life indeed. As I retired from Culinary Crafts it was imperative to find a new reason for putting my feet on the ground every morning. My “why” is to lift others to fearless living, and teach the process of overcoming personal fears.”

Mary Crafts is…quite simply…. a living legend. From humble beginnings and dire circumstances, she invested blood, sweat and countless tears into building what would become the most celebrated catering company in Utah.

That multi-million dollar empire became the launching pad for so much more. Today, Mary has handed the reins of her catering empire to her incredibly gifted children who have taken her company to the next level, while Mary turns her attention to helping others build their dreams.

Whether those dreams are centered around business, family or personal growth, Mary is ready to engage her expertise, assets, and energy into helping others build and grow!

Take a little time and peruse this website and get to know Mary better. She may well be the solution you have been seeking!

“Perfectionism will strangle you, but striving for excellence will inspire you every day of your life.”

— Mary Crafts


Culinary Crafts Founder
Silicon Slopes Board of Directors
Past Chairman, Visit Salt Lake board of directors
Utah Valley University Foundation Board Member
Intermountain Health Care Board of Trustees
Zion’s Bank Advisory Board
Past President, ICA Education Foundation


Community Hero Award, Silicon Slopes Magazine
Pathfinder Award, Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce
“Lifestyle Achievement” Award, American Heart Association
The Kirk Englehart Ethics Award, Utah Valley University
Named one of Utah’s “10 Coolest Entrepreneurs”, Business Q Magazine
“A Woman of Excellence” Award, Barbara Barrington Jones Foundation
Honored as one of “Utah’s 100 Women”, Utah Valley University, Women’s Leadership
Excellence in Leadership Award, Woodbury School of Business, Utah Valley University
Two-time Winner Outstanding Business Woman of the Year, Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce
Named one of Utah’s “30 Business Women to Watch”, Utah Business Magazine


Twenty Best of State Awards (2 “Best of the Best in Hospitality”, 1 Entrepreneur of the Year, and 17 Best Caterer)
Eight “CATIE” (Catered Arts Through Innovative Excellence) Awards, International Caterers Association
Caterer of the year Award, International Caterers Association
Best Western Region caterer, CaterSource Magazine
Three-time winner Best Business Caterer, Utah Business Magazine
Senator Arthur Watkins Outstanding Small Business award, Orem/Provo Chamber of Commerce
Unquestioned Dessert Favorite, New York Times, Nationwide Dessert Sampling

Speaking Services

Mary Crafts is available for keynote, half and full day training and even private executive coaching!
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Consulting Services

Organizations large and small, for-profit and not-for-profit, leverage the tools and strategies of Mary Crafts for their organizational success! Let us tell you more!
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Get in Touch

Mary and her team are always open to hearing from someone who seeks growth and abundance in their life. Say hello! 🙂
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